Apple Discounts Beats Speakers and Headphones in New Promo

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    Apple today debuted a new promotion for some of its older Beats products, dropping prices by as much as $50 depending on the item.

    The Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones in the Luxe line of colors are available for $149.95, a $50 discount off of the regular $199.95 price. Beats Solo2 Headphones are the previous-generation model without wireless connectivity and Apple's new W1 chip. All Luxe colors are discounted, including Red, Silver, Blue, and Black, but other Solo2 models are not available for a lower price.

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    Apple's lower-priced Beats EP On-Ear Headphones are available for $99.95, $30 off the regular price of $129.95. Also available in Red, Blue, White, and Black, the Beats EP are a newer budget product line that was unveiled in September.

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    Along with the two sets of headphones, Apple is also discounting its Beats Pill+ Portable Speaker, dropping the price from $229.95 to $199.95. The Pill+ is available in Red, Black, and White.

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    Apple does not say how long the discounts on its Beats products will last, so customers hoping to get a deal on a speaker or a set of headphones should purchase right away. Discounts are also available in Apple's retail stores.

    Article Link: Apple Discounts Beats Speakers and Headphones in New Promo
     
  2. Nick A macrumors regular

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    Still largely overpriced for their performance.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Personally, I think these products were over priced to Begin with, especially with the current competition on the market that offers similar performance for less.
     
  4. 2457244 macrumors regular

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    It won't take long before Apple also start to periodically discount Final Cut and iWorks software from time to time.
     
  5. 69Mustang macrumors 604

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    Hmmmm. My youngest wants some Beats like her older sister. If Apple's having a sale, Amazon might have them even cheaper.
     
  6. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    Wondering if their wondering if $3,000,000,000 for beats was a good deal.
     
  7. joeob macrumors member

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    Maybe they're clearing them out for the W1 chip versions?!
     
  8. 69Mustang macrumors 604

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    Why would they be wondering that? That purchase of Beats got them the 2nd most subscribed music streaming service and the most popular, most profitable headphones (still). By late 2018/early 2019, that deal should have more than paid for itself.

    Again, why would they be wondering?:confused:
     
  9. Scellow Suspended

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    Arguments?
     
  10. WRChris macrumors 6502a

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    Same old beats hate. My wireless studios are awesome and I would buy another set if they updated them with a lightning port.
     
  11. profets macrumors 601

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    For a second I read it as "Apple discontinues beats.." and had to do a double take.
     
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    What do you mean? The Solo 3 were the first W1 chipped headphones available for several months.
     
  14. KeyMs92 macrumors regular

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    Those are on-ears. :)
     
  15. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

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    Can we get a bluetooth speaker with the W1 chip? I would buy that in a heart beat.
     
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    Please do not feed the trolls.
     
  17. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    They could knock off another 50% and this would still apply.
     
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    I suspect they're close to having that investment paid off by now, from hereon out, it's gravy.
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I Suspect Apple will venture on this path with a portable speaker or home automation with the W1 Chip incorporated. Apple can easily expand beyond this.
     
  21. szw-mapple fan macrumors 68000

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    Regardless of whether you approve of the Beats brand and their products, it was a completely financial sound decision. Beats has a market share of over 60% in the premium headphone market and the deal also gave Apple control of the music streaming rights from Beats Music. Pretty sure the deal will pay for itself in a few years time if it hasn't already.
     
  22. djnigelchung macrumors member

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    Yup, I'm on the same boat with this. That's my only really pet peeve right now.. iphone/ipad are lighting, and my headphones I need to carry a micro USB.. sort of annoying. I guess USB-C everything would be nice in a couple of years
     
  23. WRChris macrumors 6502a

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    I'm fine with the speed of the lightning port. Not sure what advantage faster transfer and charge would really accomplish for the masses. I charge with my 2.1 amp charger when I'm in a hurry. I just want 1 charge cable for all my devices
     
  24. Nick A macrumors regular

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    Headphones are one of my hobbies, from experience I can tell you that there are much better headphones available for the price.

    I personally can't listen to them even if they were free due to the muddy low end and recessed mids. Just hurts my ears.
     
  25. WRChris macrumors 6502a

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    Headphones aren't a hobby...you don't have to like something I do, I'm just tired of reading the same comments like anyone cares that you don't like them because of their bass or price. Personally I'm happy with my purchase and I'm sorry you can't accept that.

    As someone who listens to all music, they are great for me.

    Some people like records and some people like cds. Which one of those people are wrong?
     

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